Land a STEM job with a Tuskegee degree (Black Engineer)

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Postgraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Tuskegee University increase your ability to land a job. Earning a master’s and a Ph.D. is worth it. A recent poll has grad employment rate at Tuskegee first among 14 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Alabama. HBCUs in the state include Oakwood, Selma, Stillman College, and Talladega College. This fall, …


UTSA researcher studies disparities in STEM career aspirations for underrepresented students (UTSA)

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A new article, co-authored by an educational psychology researcher at The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development, presents the first national study on the disparities and changes in career aspirations in science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions among high school students at the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Guan Saw, assistant professor …


Freedom Learning Group Partners with Society of Military Spouses in STEM (Freedom Learning Group)

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Freedom Learning Group, LLC (FLG) today announced a strategic partnership with the Society of Military Spouses in STEM (SMSS) in their most recent effort to employ qualified military spouses as educational content providers. FLG has rapidly become a trusted name in the content services industry by providing exceptional educational content developed by an underutilized, untapped resource: Military Spouse and Military …


Congressman Announces Over $1.4 Million for HSI STEM at UTRGV (KVEO)

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Congressman Henry Cuellar announced over $1.4 million for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to increase the retention and graduation of undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Congressman Cuellar created the first-ever National Science Foundation STEM program focused on HSIs through his work on the appropriations committee. With these funds, UTRGV will develop new mathematics and biology “gateway” …


Report: Most Transfer Students Leave College Without 2-Year Degree (Inside HigherEd)

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A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that only 60,000 students out of more than one million who started their educations at two-year institutions transferred to another college after receiving a certificate or associate’s degree. The report also found that more than 350,000 community college students transferred to another institution without getting a degree. “Community colleges play an incredibly …


Hands-on STEM training for high school students in Riverside Public Utilities Department’s STEM PULL Academy (Press-Enterprise)

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A group of 70 Riverside high school students recently participated in several days of hands-on training with the Riverside Public Utilities Department to learn about potential careers in the utilities industry. The week, facilitated by the Science and Technology Education Partnership, provided students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) training and gave them the opportunity to apply those skills in the Riverside Public Utilities Learning …


Air Force seeks nominations for SecAF Prestigious STEM PhD Program (U.S. Air Force)

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 As part of a continuous effort to develop exceptional leaders in a highly technical environment, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is introducing the Secretary of the Air Force Prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Ph.D. Program for the service’s most highly qualified active duty captains. “As the Air Force modernizes its weapon systems and equipment, the need for …


KC STEM Alliance works to close Missouri’s tech talent pipeline gap (Silicon Prairie)

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According to a report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, by 2030, Missouri will face a shortage of 200,000 qualified workers. The report outlines a number of additional findings that point back to deficits within the state’s STEM talent pipelines. The KC STEM Alliance is helping to help those gaps by exposing students from all over the city to STEM education programs. KC …


Chevron brings local youth and STEM Zone to Oakland A’s game (Richmond Standard)

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Not only did they watch the Oakland A’s edge the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel on Saturday, a group of over 100 Richmond kids and their family members also watched a spectacular fireworks show and learned about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) behind the game. For a seventh year, Chevron brought its STEM Zone to Oakland …


‘We want to be the Harry Potter of STEM education’: Springfield Technical Community College touts $1M grant to promote science, engineering in local schools (MassLive)

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With thousands of science, technology, engineering and math-related jobs going unfilled across New England and the country, Springfield Technical Community College plans to use a new federal grant to enhance K-12 STEM education and encourage more students to enter such fields. The $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the college, in partnership with Smith College, to launch a four-year project …



Beyond Point and Click: Real Coding for Students Across the Curriculum (T.H.E. Journal)

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Anyone who has studied languages will know that no language that is currently being used ever stands still. Languages are always changing based on use; specifically, the meanings of words can change over time, based on changing contextual uses. The only languages that do not change are those no longer used, as they fossilize and remain static from the point …


Lowe’s $5,000 STEM Grant Program Opens (T.H.E. Journal)

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The application period for the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program is now open. The program will award $2,000 to $5,000 classroom grants to as many as 1,000 schools and parent-teacher organizations. For this fall’s grant cycle, there are three priorities for the use of the funds: Tools for STEM programs; Technology upgrades; and Facilities/safety upgrades. Proposed projects must be …


LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio (Hechinger Report)

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Last week President Trump scoffed – albeit indirectly – at basketball icon LeBron James’ intelligence in a tweet. “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Mr. Trump wrote. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” But it looks like LeBron is the one taking Trump to school. Last …


Google Classroom gets a redesign (TechCrunch)

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It’s been a few years since Google  first launched Classroom, its learning management system for teachers and students. Today, ahead of the start of the new year in many school districts, Google is launching a major redesign of Classroom that introduces a refreshed look and a number of new features for the teachers who use the service. Classroom now, for example, features a …


What this engineer learned from conducting more than 400 interviews (Fast Company)

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Marco Rogers loves interviewing engineers. For the last seven years, he’s been an engineering leader and hiring manager. Over that time, he’s hired over 80 engineers. To fill each of those roles, he’s personally interviewed approximately five candidates on average after initial phone screens. That’s at least 400 interviews, or an in-person interview every work week for seven years–and that’s …


Future STEM Superstars Connect at the GSA Summit (New York Academy of Sciences)

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On a Wednesday in July, dozens of high school students from across the globe flocked to the New York Academy of Sciences for its yearly Global STEM Alliance summit, a three-day event dedicated to “building a global community of science and technology leaders.” On top of meeting some of the brightest minds in the science world today, they got the chance to meet …


How This Female Fortune 100 Executive Is Helping Women Advance In STEM Fields (Forbes)

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At a time when women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), it is heartening to see women who rise to leadership positions and actively encourage and empower other women to advance. Nicola Palmer, the chief network engineering officer at the Fortune 100 company Verizon, is committed to supporting the thousands of engineers she manages as …


Simsbury Library Offers First All-Girls STEM Summer Camp (Hartford Courant)

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The Simsbury Public Library has long been interested in providing STEM opportunities to children of all ages. But recently, the staff noticed something about the registration numbers. “Our registrants for STEM programs are primarily boys,” said children’s librarian Stephanie Prato. “It’s fascinating, because it’s open for everyone. When you say you have a robot program or a coding program, the …


It’s a Breeze to Teach Wind Energy with these STEM Resources (ENERGY.gov)

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Want to be in the second fastest-growing job field in America? Then you’re going to be a wind turbine technician! Just last year, an additional 107,000 workers landed jobs at wind energy firms in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report. In celebration of American Wind Week, here’s a look at resources the Energy Department offers to teach kids, parents, teachers, and …